Zuellig Pharma provides eZCooler training for medical staff
in six provinces
In order to expand accessibility of vaccines in Viet Nam, the Ministry of Health has approved the project “Enhancing the cold chain storage during vaccine transportation under the expanded immunisation program in Vietnam for the period of 2018-2020" sponsored by Zuellig Pharma. The company has started providing training and instructions using eZCooler - an innovative solution in packaging and cold storage to medical staff in six Northern provinces.
Zuellig Pharma Viet Nam introduces the eZCooler technology
On 2nd December, the first training session was held by the National Institute for Control of Vaccine and Biologicals in collaboration with Zuellig Pharma Viet Nam in Bac Ninh province with the 40 medical staff from local preventive medicine centers.
Zuellig Pharma’s experts introduced the benefits of implementing eZCooler instead of traditional method of styrofoam boxes and explained how to use eZCooler properly, how to arrange vaccines correctly, setting and maintaining cold temperatures from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, handling vaccines during transportation, especially in remote and rural areas far away from commune healthcare centres and refrigerating vaccines in eZcooler boxes with different capacities.
Zuellig Pharma’s experts provide lecture to the trainees
Le Thi Thanh, who works at Centre for Preventive Medicine in Yen Phong district, Bac Ninh Province, said: “It’s a big challenge for us to execute the expanded immunisation program in our district. We are faced with many difficulties getting vaccines to rural and remote areas, especially during flood season. I believe that eZCooler is an ideal solution for those difficulties”.
After Bac Ninh province, Zuellig Pharma plans to open training courses in Son La on December 5; Ha Giang on December 10, Yen Bai on December 12; Hai Duong on December 17 and Quang Ninh on December 18.
After training 176 healthcare workers in six provinces, Zuellig Pharma will hand over all 623 eZCooler boxes in various capacities: 8 litres, 12 litres and 96 litres to those provinces as committed in their donation.
Before Vietnam, Zuellig Pharma has donated eZCooler to Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.